Exciting news, Tracy Mathewson who works with us as a Freelance Brand Development for Actors Agent, and is also an Independent Film Maker has had her short film Appellation selected for 13 film festivals world wide.
Particularly awesome is that it has been chosen for Underwire Film Festival, a BAFTA-recognised festival.
Appellation will be showing at The Prince Charles Cinema, Thursday 23 Nov at 9pm.
What is 'Appellation'?
In the near future, a dystopian government has issued strictly enforced bans on “home grown foods” following terrible crop plagues and a dire food shortage. Ex-government scientist James Rampton has dedicated his life to the development of safe micro-farming, in spite of the deadly consequences should he be caught, in the hopes of finding a way to feed the country again. The only thing that stands in his way is the ruthless government investigator tasked with finding and terminating “extremists” like himself.
Appellation is a short film that connects what we fear in dystopian society to what we have begun to take for granted in modern politics. Taking inspiration from Black Mirror, Appellation is, in the words of Charlie Brooker, "about the way we live now - and the we way might be living in 10 minutes' time if we're clumsy."
Tracy Mathewson is an American writer/director known for her 'pacy and contemporary' style of direction in both plays and film. Her most recent play, 'HAPPY GIRL' (4 stars, 2015) is a feminist collaboration with Crowded Nest that premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and then sold out at the Camden People's Theatre's 'Calm Down Dear' Festival. Her short film 'Homeostasis' (2015) was shot and produced in 48 hours and has just been featured on Film Shortage's Daily Short Picks. Tracy also co-founded and curates South London Shorts (www.southlondonshorts.com), a monthly short film night in Peckham which garners funding for short filmmakers. She has an MA in Screenwriting from City University London.
Julien Bernard-Grau is a writer/filmmaker with a background in theatre specialising in community outreach. Julien co-founded Roadworks Media (www.roadworksmedia.co.uk/), a community interest company that provides mentorship and media training to underprivileged youth, and has collaborated with BRITDOC, Shooting People and VIZUMI, an Arts Alliance Media company. His writing seeks to hold a mirror to the perceptions and behaviours our society takes for granted in modern politics. This will be Julien's second film collaboration with Tracy Mathewson.
Mike Carr is a London based freelance Production Manager that works primarily on tv commercials and music videos but has always had a strong interest in drama. Having graduated from the BA Film & Video course at the London College of Printing (now renamed the London College of Communication) in 2004 he has gone on to work on a wide variety of projects that have taken him all over the world. Experienced at working with budgets which range from the most minuscule up to multi-million pound jobs, he is now looking to build up his producing experience and get involved with smaller projects which are both intriguing and challenging. Please feel free to have a look at some of the work he's done at ironlionfilms.tumblr.com